Birding/ Bird watching in Skåne


Wednesday 4th of July 2018 and I woke up 10 minutes before 4 o'clock in the morning, 12 minutes before my alarm was set to go off. I bought a train ticket with my Skånetrafiken app on my phone. I bought a ticket for Pågatågen.

I will take the 07:47 train to Bjuv and I will arrive at 08:03. I called my brother, well, he called me as I could not fill up my new SIM card on the internet. Yet again, Line came in handy and I sent him a message to call me on my new number. Anyway, I will attend to this as soon as I can.

Marina Plaza Hotel in Helsingborg
I see the weather in the elevator going for breakfast

Marina Plaza Hotel in Helsingborg
Breakfast

Marina Plaza Hotel in Helsingborg
Breakfast

They had told me that breakfast would start at 7, but I took the chance to go earlier and they had started the breakfast when I came down 10 minutes or so before breakfast. My plan was to take the 07:47 train to Bjuv and as I had got my SIM to work I could use the ticket in the APP.

I was on the platform at 07:35 and I had to wait for a few minutes before the train arrived on track 2b. Plenty trains coming and going and there was a lot of passengers on the platform. It is 15 minutes or so to Bjuv and I enjoyed the views from the window. A beautiful Skåne summer landscape passed outside the windows

Knutpunkten, Helsingborg

Knutpunkten, Helsingborg

Pågatåget
On board Pågatåget

Pågatåget

Pågatåget
Next Bjuv

I arrived to Bjuv just after 8 o'clock and it was a gorgeous morning. I had told my brother that he didn't need to come pick me up as I will walk and I will look for birds.

And the first bird I spotted was a Rook. My first ever bird picture from Sweden. The bird disappeared after just a picture, but I spotted a few mallards and I went to check them out. I discovered a small stream/ creek. I followed the Mallards swimming along the stream and I came to a small pond.

I decided to walk along the stream looking for birds going to my brother's house. I was surprised to see some very small Mallard babies. I had seen a female swimming around with 3 big babies, what I had expected at this time of the year. Then I spotted another female with two very small babies.

On New Zealand I saw a lot of different sizes on the babies. Some birds were almost adult while some birds were still sitting on eggs. On New Zealand the weather is almost the same year around so never mind when the babies are coming. But is Sweden there is only a small window before the winter strikes and by then the babies needs to have grown up.

Rook, Corvus frugilegus, Råka

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gräsand
Female and baby

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gräsand
Mallard
2 Babies

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gräsand
Mallard
Baby

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gräsand
Mallard
female

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gräsand
Mallard
2 Babies

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gräsand
Mallard
Female with 3 “big” Babies

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gräsand
Mallard
Female with 2 “small” Babies

Birding/ Bird watching in Skåne
I walk along the stream

Birding/ Bird watching in Skåne
I walk along the stream

Birding/ Bird watching in Skåne
I walk along the stream

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I follow the stream in the direction towards the area where my brother lives. Well, I didn't know where I was, but I was pretty sure I walked in the right direction. It was only 8 o'clock in the morning but it was starting to get hot in the sunshine. Not as hot as in Thailand, well, almost, but it don't feel so hot here as the humidity is not “popping” out as it is doing in Thailand.

But here was no place to buy water, unless I wanted to walk in to town, well, Bjuv is a village not a town. Or, well, a very small town. I was running in to a couple of Common Blackbirds and a few Western Jackdaws, and none of the birds were easy to get on picture.

Common Blackbird, Turdus merula, Koltrast

Common Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus, Ringduva

Common Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus, Ringduva
Common Wood Pigeon

Common Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus, Ringduva
Common Wood Pigeon

Common Blackbird, Turdus merula, Koltrast

Common Blackbird, Turdus merula, Koltrast
Male Common Blackbird

I get the picture of the Common Wood Pigeon and I started to walk towards my brother's house. I left the park walking down the street and there were quite a few Common Blackbirds flying around between the houses. At my brother’s house I got all my parcels that he had received from different VAPE shops for me.

A beautiful day and it was BBQ for lunch. So I brought one of my nephews and my niece to the supermarket to buy sausages. And I decided that we should walk through the park to the Supermarket even though it was longer. Never missing a chance to see some birds.

Bird watching in Bjuv
On the way to the park

Bird watching in Bjuv
On the way to the park

Bird watching in Bjuv
On the way to the park

Bird watching in Bjuv

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, Gräsand
We are back at the pond - Mallard/ Gräsand

Common Gull, Fiskmås, Larus canus, Mew Gull

Common Gull, Fiskmås, Larus canus, Mew Gull
Common Gull / Fiskmås

Common Gull, Fiskmås, Larus canus, Mew Gull
Common Gull / Fiskmås

Common Gull, Fiskmås, Larus canus, Mew Gull
Common Gull / Fiskmås

Common Gull, Fiskmås, Larus canus, Mew Gull
Common Gull / Fiskmås

Common Gull, Fiskmås, Larus canus, Mew Gull
Common Gull / Fiskmås

Common Gull, Fiskmås, Larus canus, Mew Gull
Common Gull / Fiskmås

Western Jackdaw, Coloeus monedula, Kaja

Western Jackdaw, Coloeus monedula, Kaja
Western Jackdaw / Kaja

Western Jackdaw, Coloeus monedula, Kaja
Western Jackdaw / Kaja

We passed the pond on our way to the Supermarket and we stopped to look at the birds. And we spotted a Common Gull this time. The Mallards were still swimming around with their babies. We continued towards the Supermarket and it was longer than I had expected, and it was hot and I started to get worried about my niece. She was on her bike, but it was very hot.

So we bought cold drinks when we arrived to the Supermarket. We bought sausages for the BBQ and we called my brother so he could come to pick us up. I had two parcels to pick up, but as I didn't had the numbers we had to drive to my hotel in Helsingborg to pick get the parcel numbers.

And to make it cheap and environmental friendly we took my brother's Chevrolet Bel Air 1956 with 8 cylinders. And the V8, I swear to God, I could hear the gasoline disappear from the tank when we throttled the car. And of course, it was impossible to talk in the car.

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
We have to go back to Helsingborg

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
We have to go back to Helsingborg


Reaching Marina Plaza in Helsingborg and we had a flat tyre and we had to call a towing truck. And while waiting I took a few pictures of a Black-headed Gull, known as a Skrattmås in Skåne. I realised that I had to take the train back to Bjuv. My brother goes in the tow truck.

So I went to charge my phone and to charge my new e-cig in the hotel. And I could see all the tow truck “action” outside the window in my room.

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Calling the towing service

Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Skrattmås
Black-headed gull, known as a Skrattmås in Skåne

Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Skrattmås
Black-headed gull, known as a Skrattmås in Skåne

Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Skrattmås
Black-headed gull, known as a Skrattmås in Skåne

Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Skrattmås
Black-headed gull, known as a Skrattmås in Skåne

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Flat tyre and towing service was required

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Flat tyre and towing service was required

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Flat tyre and towing service was required

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Flat tyre and towing service was required

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Flat tyre and towing service was required


Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Flat tyre and towing service was required

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Flat tyre and towing service was required

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
Flat tyre and towing service was required

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956
The car disappears and I have to take the train back to Bjuv

I forgot my phone with my train ticket so I had to go back to my room and thus I missed the train at 13:47 and I had to take the 14:17. My brother picked me up at the train station and we went Österns Pärla, Helsingborgto pick up my parcels. We had the BBQ sausages and I took the train back home at 18:17 from Bjuv.

I went to Österns Pärla later on in the evening to have a few spring rolls before going to bed with my alarm set to go off at 04:00.

I will go to pick up my car tomorrow morning and then I'm off for the Beaver Safari with Wild Sweden, click HERE to find out more about that adventure.

Österns Pärla, Helsingborg

Österns Pärla, Helsingborg
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